Daniel Alves

  • World Cup 2014: Brazil would benefit from foreign coach, says Alves July 13, 2014

    Brasilia: Barcelona star Daniel Alves says there is "no demerit" in replacing Luiz Felipe Scolari with a foreign coach following Brazil's humiliating World Cup exit. Four days after their recordbreaking 17 semifinal defeat to Germany, Brazil lost 03 to the Netherlands in the battle for third place in Brasilia, Saturday night,...
  • World Cup 2014: Scolari hints at recalling Alves against Germany July 8, 2014

    Belo Horizonte: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has hinted he may recall Barcelona defender Daniel Alves to his starting lineup for Tuesday's World Cup semifinal clash against Germany. Alves was dropped to the bench in Brazil's 21 victory over Colombia on Friday, with Roma veteran Maicon taking his place at rightback,...
  • Countdown begins: Three days left for FIFA World Cup June 9, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: The World Cup kicks off Thursday and soccer fans from Rio de Janeiro's slums to southern India's playgrounds have been shining with their passion for the sport. While national teams are arriving in Brazil, some in Latin America have set out to travel in the most unconventional ways...
  • Alves wants to stay at Barcelona despite no offer March 31, 2014

    Barcelona: Brazil defender Daniel Alves says he wants to stay at Barcelona even though the Spanish champions haven't yet offered him a contract extension. The 30-year-old Alves is out of contract after this season. Alves says he is happy at Barcelona but "a club is like a business and when a...
  • Neymar and Balotelli face off in Confed Cup June 22, 2013

    Salvador: Neymar and Mario Balotelli will be attracting most of the attention when Brazil and Italy play to decide the Group A winner at the Confederations Cup on Saturday. The strikers are two of the tournament's biggest stars and have played up to expectations so far, scoring two goals each...
  • Brazil close to regaining winning ways: Daniel Alves June 5, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Daniel Alves is adamant Brazil are on track to recapture their status as a football power ahead of the FIFA Confederations Cup later this month. Brazil have won just one match a 40 victory over Bolivia in April since Luiz Felipe Scolari took over from...
  • Neymar has sealed a deal with Barcelona: Alves February 26, 2013

    Rio de Janeiro: Barcelona defender Daniel Alves says Neymar has already signed a deal to join Barcelona after his contract expires with Santos in July 2014. The comments come a week after reports that Premier League outfit Manchester City are preparing to pay 55 million pounds to sign the striker...
  • Real Madrid suffer most racist abuse, says Callejon February 1, 2013

    Madrid: Real Madrid players have suffered more racist abuse than those from other clubs, midfielder Jose Callejon said on Friday after Barcelona's Brazilian fullback Daniel Alves complained of monkey chants in Wednesday's King's Cup semifinal at the Bernabeu. Alves said on Thursday Spain was a "lost war" when it came...